Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut

Non-Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $145.00 $89.00
Save $56.00 (39%)
Item No. 54168
  • ST93
  • WS92
  • W&S90
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The color is lovely light yellow, bright and sparkling. On the nose, a fruity, floral fragrance of lilies with a suggestion of fresh walnut. Small soft fruits and brioche grace the slightly woody palate. Very fresh, rich and delicate, crisp, with a lovely aroma of fresh fruit.

The Cuvée Paradis is a magnificent wine, well structured, balanced and complex, full-bodied yet very delicate, lingering and full of harmony. The Cuvée Paradis is truly exceptional.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale gold. Sexy aromas of poached pear, fig nectarine, vanilla, and clove, with a note of Meyer lemon adding vibrancy. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors and suggestions of vanilla pastry and buttered toast. Suave and seamless, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering spiciness."
93 Points

"A lovely thread of ginger, star anise, cardamom and clove spice unravels through flavors of toasted almond, tangy apple puree, black raspberry, pastry, coconut and candied lemon zest. Like fine silk in texture, this remains mouthwatering through to the long, lasting finish."
92 Points

"A sumptuous wine that completely fills the mouth with its broad, gingery flavors, this oxidative Champagne emphasizes wood spice over freshness. Yet the acidity is there, adding a tart edge to the fruit and keeping the finish clean. Try it with foie gras."
90 Points

Learn About Alfred Gratien

If the exception in the Champagne region bears a name it is most certainly that of Alfred Gratien. At Alfred Gratien"s, craftsmanship is worshipped, and it is not by chance that the house is one of the last to respect the traditions of the champagne business, while still adapting to progress. And the willingness of the directors to remain faithful to the philosophy of the...

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Learn About Champagne

Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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